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 History of this Word

"hygro" is from "hugros" (moist) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
hygrostat
hygrology
hygrophobia
hygroscopic

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grammar is modifier

"hygro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "moisture" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

hygro- illustration Another type of hygrometer works on the principle that electrical resistance varies in a material that absorbs moisture.
hygro- illustration In wetter habitats hygrophytes were more abundant.